Monday, October 31, 2005

A Halloween Gift for New Orleans:
NOPL Reopens to Offer Limited Services

Finally, a bit of good news from -devestated and its .

"Beginning Monday, October 31, NOPL's Main Library, as well as the Hubbell (Algiers Point) and Nix Branches, will be open for limited services.
Patrons and visitors will be able to access the Internet and software from designated computers. Copiers and fax machines will also be available for public use, and basic, ready-reference by phone will also be provided. NOPL patrons may also return library books checked out before Katrina; all fines will be waived."

- New Orleans Public Library website

Last month, the city laid off 90% of the New Orleans Public Library staff, leaving only 19 employees and almost 200 of some of the nation's lowest-paid library employees unemployed.

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